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* * * LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY New Charges Against Estes * •*• WE SPONSOR ONLY THE WORTHWHILE • LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Founded in" 1844— Leased 'United Press International News, Photo Wires . MONDAY EVENING, MAY 28, 1962. All Newspaper Departments Prir>n Per Prmv Tpn Teiuphone ti4i rxice rer ^opy, J.en LASH Criminal Violation Hinted WASHINGTON (UPI) - An Agriculture Department official told House investigators today there is reason lo believe that Billie Sol Estes is guilty of a criminal violation in his grain storage dealings with the" government. In making the first sueh public charge against the Texas financier, the official said information on the matter had been turned over to the FBI and the Justice Department. He said the alleged violation involved false financial statements and carried up to a five-year prison term on conviction. The official, Roland Bailou, assistant deputy adminstrator for commodity operations of the Agriculture Stabilization and Conser r vation Service, was lead-off witness at a House government operations subcommittee inquiry into Estes' storage of s u.r p 1 us grain, which has brought him $7.6 million. l Benics Any Loss In his prepared testimony, Ballon reiterated department statements that the government has "not lost a cent" in the 3.'!, million bushels of grain stored in six Estes elevators. The official also repeated assertions that Estes received no favoritsim from depart- fent employes, Bailou said morS than $7 million in grain storage payments to Estes ultimaisly could / be attributed to the Kennedy administration; But he expressed confidence that Estes' "received no more favorable treatment than other Texas warehousemen" under Ezra 'Taft Benson, agriculture sec- retary'in the Eisenhower administration, or under the current secretary, Orville L. Freeman. Saying „ there is reason to believe the Texan violated a . criminal law, Bailou declared: "We received financial statements from Mr. Estes which were far from correct." . He said tho Justice Department had been asked to consider whether there was a violation of a section of the U. S. Crimnail Code that makes it a crime to knowingly give false information to a government agency "by any trick, scheme or device." ' Conviction 'carries a penalty of up to five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both. Bailou said other sections of the criminal code and the Commodity Credit Corporation Act also might apply. Esles, whose vast'financial empire has.now collapsed, is under federal indictment in Texas on fraud charges in dealings involving fertilizer tanks. Ballou's statement was the first public indca- tion that Estes may also face charges in his grain -s tor ag e activites. CONFERENCE Transfer Two Ministers Here The Rev. Raymond P. Echols of the Broadway Methodist church and the Rev. Harry Hashberger of the Market Street Methodist church r are leaving .Logansport for new pastorates, it was an nounced at 'the closing session of the Methodist North Indiana ,Conference Sunday at Richmond, Bev. Hashberger, who has been here 'nine years, will become pas for of the Kendallville First Methodist, church, the same church where the Rev. Mr. Echols was pastor before he came here six years ago. Rev. Echols was transferred to the Indiana Conference 'for ap- Kov. Echols The Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Mostly cloudy and, warmer this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday with scattered thundershowers. •Low tonight in the 60s. High Tuesday mostly in the 80s. • • SUNDAY , MONDAY 2p.m... :i p.m... 4 p.m... 5p.m... fip.m... 7p.m... 8 p.m... 9p.m... 10p.m... 11 p.m... Mid .60 .62 .62 .61 .61 .61 .61 .60 .60 .58 .57 la.m 56 2a.m 56 I! a.m 55 4 a.m 56 5a.m .56 li a.in 56 7 a.m 57 8a.m 58 9 a.m....--...60 10 a.m 61 11 a.m 64 Noon ...69 lp.m 70 2p.m 71 Hi Year Ago..; 74 io Year Ago 47 Barometer. Barometer at 2 p.m.; 29.82, falling River Stage River at 7 a,m., 3.90 Free, as 7 a.m., 0,12 Rev. Hashberger Triple Play By'Wright' Family BLOOMINGDALE, N.J. (UPI) —Snow on Memorial Day?. The New York Mots winning the pennant? Nixon voting for Kennedy for president? If you think those are long shots take a look at. the 18-miHion-to-l triple play scored 'by Mr. and Mrs. 1 Lawrence Wright, It all started on May 23, 1959, when the Wrights. became the parents of a boy named Kurt. _ The Wrights began believing in a daughter, to them, on coincidences when Martha, was born' May 23 of last year. That was really unusual. But when Sara arrived last Wednesday—May 23—the Wrights ran to the record books. And they discovered the odds' against having three children on the same date but different years—they have arithmetic and genetic proof —are 18 million to 1. Actually, the Wrights weren't at all surprised. It' seems that on each of the May 23 births, the doctor had predicted May 19. And Mrs. Wright was exactly four days late each : lime. . The Wrights have a perfectly happy 7-year-old daughter, Leah, who was,'-born on Bee. 14. Wright was, born pn. Dec. 9 and, his 29- year-old wile, Ann, on Feb. 7. pointmenl June 17. He ii expected to be' 1 apMintuT pastor" of a Blbomington church at that 'time. The Rev. Charles Elam was returned to the Wheatland Avenue church for the second year, the 'Rev. John Parks was returned to the Main Street church .for the third, year, and the. Rev. Don Imler is starting his second year, at the Logansport parish. THE REV. FRANK L., LITTLE of the Central. Avenue church, Indianapolis, was appointed pastor of the local Broadway church, and the Rev. Charles Taylor of Alexandria was appointed lo the Market Street church. The Rev. J. Vergil Siberal, who was pastor of the Broadway church for seven years before going to Elkhart Trinity 13 years ago, was • named superintendent of the Richmond district. The Rev. Glen Campion O f Gal- veslon was assigned to the Men tone, church, and .the Galvcston- Lincoln vacancy will-be .filled by the Rev. Ralph Walters of Bunker Hill. . - • THE REV, ....GERALD HOPPE received his first appointment to the Onward, church. The Rev. Douglas Davies goes from Lagro to Denver-Chili and the Rev, Homer Lynch from Hoagland-Poe to the Santa Fe circuit. The Rev. Roy Hollopeler, who left the Logansport parish a year ago for Silver Lake, was transferred to Flint. Rev. Echols has 'been very active in civic affairs during his Logansport pastorate. He served as president of the Cass County Association for Mental Health last year, served on the United Fund board and was vice-chairman of the 1958 campaign. ' He also served on the Kiwanis club board of directors, on the board of, the Three Rivers Boy Scout Council, and for two years was on the Council of Social Agencies. He was president of the Cass County Ministerial Association in the 1958-59 fiscal year. DURING HIS pastorate the church purchased a new parsonage, into> which lie"" moved' in 1957. He is a member of the local Tipton Masonic lodge and the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite. Rev. Hashberger set a new record both for the church and for himself in remaining at Market Street church nine years. He served as president of the Cass County Ministerial Association and wat active in the blood bank program. Under his leadership the church launched -an extensive building program in 1955. v lt has purchased four properties for expansion purposes, 'including the present parsonage, 2010 North Street, into which he moved last September. THE CHURCH HAS $76,000 in a building fund with the expectation of building an educational unit -soon where the .old parsonage was located, 316 Fifteenth .St. In 1954 the church also raised $1,000 in a week to help build a church in Korea. The Rev., Frank Little, 45, the new Broadway pastor, has four children. He.became pastor .of the North church in Vincennes in 1943, was transferred to Edwin Ray church in Indianapolis in 1952, and has been at the..Central Avenue church there since J.956, THE REV. CHARLES TAYLOR the new Market Street pastor, started his ministry in 1931. In his early 50's, he has two daughters, one of whom is married. ; He has served pastorates . at Kokomo circuit, Alto, Boxley circuit, DeSoto-Mt. Pleasant,,'Jamestown, Fairmount, Sheridan, and Roanoke before going to Alexandria. Both of the new local ministers will .delivery their first sermons liere Sunday. NEW CEMENT PLANT—Progress which has been made in the construction of the Louisville Cement plant in Clinton township is evident in this aerial photo by Staff Photographer George Hagcne. Shipments of cement made at the Speedway plant" nlready are being sent out from Hie local plant, which is scheduled to begin operation in the fall. (Photo courtesy Robert Williamson, Loganspirt Flying Service) Fire Destroys Pulaski Home : WINAMAC - A barking dog: was believed to have saved a Pulaski county .family of three from serious injury- Sunday morning. The family home'and 'all its 1 possessions were destroyed in a predawn blaze. There were no injuries. . ' The Leslie Steidel residence, on rural' route 4, Winamac, located nine miles north of .Winamac, was totally destroyed by the fire. Steidel,, his wife and their' teen-age daughter, Alice, were roused from their sleep at 3 a.m. by the barking, of the family pet, "Poncho." THE 'FAMDfcY-discovered that the entire east part o£ their six- room home was ablaze: Steidel, who is,, ill with a heart ailment, and his daughter remained at the farm while Mrs. Steidel drove a half-mile to the Ira Bridegroom home to summon help. The volunteer fire department at Winamac; responded, but were unable to save the house nor the contents.' Fire f Chief Mike Garigan investigated the blaze .Sunday morning, but could'-not discover the 1 cause. He estimated the loss at nearly $8,000, only part of which was covered by insurance.. Pulaski Sheriff Ralph Galbreath has suggested that contributions of clothing, furniture or' money can be.sent to the ; sheriff's office" in Winamac for. forwarding.. 29 Youths Face Court ROCHESTER — Twenty'-nine youths, including 28 from : Peru and one from. Lqgahsport, will appear in juvenile circuit court in Fulton county .on. Friday,-June 1 to answer charges- of third .degree burglary, illegal possession of alcoholic beverages and violation of the curfew. • •• • • . :A11 of the .26 boys, who were being held in the Fulton county jail following their arrest, were released Saturday morning on then; own'recognizance. The three girls involved were released following their arrest because of the crowded conditions at the .jail. THE YOUNG people were apprehended Thursday night and early Friday morning in two Lake Mimitou cottages after staging an unruly' whipped-eream free-for-all. The young people were celebrating Peru high school Senior Week. They were arrested after several members of the group had broken into' a dairy milk truck and had taken $47 worth of milk •and','other dairy, product's. ; v EIGHT BEER CASES .me found ,in one lake cottage and four, in another, along with several empty whiskey bottles, according to Fulton county Sheriff Willard Clark. • The girls were from ^Logansport and Peru. . •' , • Officers making .the arrests included State Troopers Larry Wagenknecht, James Johnson, Jack Slaybaugh and Robert Lewis along with three Rochester police- FOUR ACCIDENTS House Damaged In Local Crash One automobile was destroyed and seven others were damaged, one extensively, in a series of four traffic accidents in Logansport Sunday afternoon. Damage to a house at 114 Eel River Ave. was estimated at $300 by officers who investigated. At 4:!i3 p.m.* a 1957 sedan driven by Ronald Wood, 16, of 204 Seybold St., went out of control as he turned' left off Broadway onto! Eel River Ave. The vehicle went over the curb, scraped a tree and struck a parked 1949^6-, dan owned by, Jini "Miles of 114 Eel River Aye. The Miles car was knocked into the steps and bushes at 114 Eel River Ave., and then crashed into the basement windows pf the building.. The property is owned by Mrs. Lucy Johnson, of 116 Clay St. .Wood was not injured and there Russ Satellite 'MOSCOW (UPI)' - The Soviet Union has launched another unmanned earth satellite in its current series of, tests aimed at even-: dually putting a man on the moorj, the Soviet Tass news agency said today.' Tass, did not say when the satellite was launched, nor did it give its weight. were no arrests. Earlier, automobiles driven east on Market Street by Nona Michael, 70, of rural route 5, city, and Everett Harter, of Gary, collided at 917 East Market St. The accident occurred at 12:15 p.m. and there was only, minor damage lo the cars. No one was injured. At 12:46 p;m. automobiles driven by Mrs. Judith Prindiville, 53, of 1925 E. Broadway, and Paul Canter, 43, of Peru,. collided in the"'intersection of Thirteenth Street and Broadway. Police said the Prindiville car was going north on Thirteenth St. and the Canter car was going west on Broadway. Only minor damage resulted and there were no injuries nor arrests. The fourth, accident of the afternoon occurred at 1:12 p.m. in front of 1525 Erie Ave. According to police, Harry Reed, 20, of 1605 Douglas St., was driving west on Erie Avenue and attempted to make a U-turn.'In so doing, his car collided with a 1959 sedan driven by Clelus Emery, 21, of 2231 Oakland Ave., police said.. This also, resulted in only minor damage to the vehicles and there were no injuries nor arrests. Tornado Winds in 2 States By United Press International Thunderstorms which spawned tornadoes for (lie fourth successive day in (he southern Plains Sunday continued today from the Rockies to the Appalachians. Towns in Texas and Nebraska mopped up damage caused by twisters and t o r n a d i c winds. Areas in Florida faced more 100- degree heat. A violent spring storm struck the small community of Jensen, Neb., during the night, ripping down power lines, flattening grain bus and garages and damaging homes and businesses. High winds whipped off power lines and tree limbs at Fairbury, Neb. At least five tornadoes hit the Texas Panhandle Sunday, injuring 13 persons and causing widespread damage. Richard Sell, his wife and their two children were hurt when a l/wisler destroyed a farm near Booker, Tex. Two persons were injured when a funnel cloud .cut across a farm near Perrylon, Tex., taing down Hi house and buildings. Winds of 60 mils an hou knoclcd out, lights and power at Darouselt, .Tex. A tornado picked'up a car con- tainngi Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bannister and tossed it upside down into a ditch near Perryton. Hail up {o baseball size stripped trees and damaged, cars at Perryton, Spearman and Gruver, Tex. A cloudburst dumped 2.30 inches of rain in 15 minutes on Spearman, flooding the streets. Violent spri sngtorms brought tornadoes to Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Ohio' and other parts of Texas earlier in Hie weekend. The Ohio Valley got drenched. Nearly an inch and a half of rain ifell on Fort Knox, Ky., during a six-hour period. Fair Weather By United Press International A long siege of showers and scattered thunderstorms which drenched Indiana for days will fade away into fair and pleasant weather for the Memorial Day holiday. 'Forecasters said today that Wednesday will be ideal weather for picnicking and other outdoor activities with lows Tuesday night ranging from CO to 68 and highs Wednesday from 75 to 83. FLAG KITS The new shipment of the 50-star flag kits is at (he Pharos-Tribune office for anyone desiring to fly a flag on Memorial day. The new shipment of the flags was ordered after (he first was rapidly sold out. The kit is $3 it picked up at the'office. PRESIDENT'S BIRTHDAY WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Kennedy will celebrate his 45th birthday anniversary at a private family dinner party Tuesday evening at his country estate at Middleburg, Va. 7 Orbits Next For U.S. Space Program CAPE CANAVERAL (UPI) - The''flight of Scott Carpenter, who found space travel "as easy as.a bus ride", almost, certainly set the stage for America's next Mercury launch to be a-seven- orbit adventure .with a landing > in the Pacific instead :of the Atlantic. Space officials ,'said today, .that oh .the strength of Carpenter's successful three orbits of earth last Thursday they expected 'Ihe ambitious new space' voyage to be scheduled for next fall. The trip would take more than 10, hours and the astronaut would be recovered' -near Midway Island. Further triple orbits would.be dispensed with, these sources believed, pointing out 'that the Car>enter and* John H. Glenn Jr. lights had confirmed the basic soundness of the Mercury' space- craft and. demonstrated that two men of relatively different makeup could, take ,4 J /6-hour periods of 'weightlessness in stride. Disclosure of the prospective step-up in American space .explor-, ation came after Carpenter delivered what he 1 called a ''working .astronaut's" report to the people who paid for his trip, the taxpayers, and declared: "I'm ready for two weeks in orbit." Meets With Press He described himselfj as /uneasy" in the spotlight of public acclaim. But he delivered his. report at a televised news conference Sunday in the 1 matter-of-fact, assured manner of a veteran engineering test pilot who had his troubles! on a tough mission but did not ^let them obscure the solid results. '• "In 'many respecls this was as easy as.a bus'ride," he said of the flight. . He acknowledged he made mistakes, especially in allowing the fuel supply for his control jets to run •critically low. He "apologized" for the concern he caused when his spacecraft overshot its landing target and his whereabouts -; were unknown while he bobbed in the" Atlantic-in a life- raft for 40 - minutes. - Back on' Grand Turk Island, where; he underwent medical and engineering examinations after the flight, he had admitted to some concern during re-entry into the atmosphere with his fuel gone and his craft oscillating. But that apprehension had disappeared by Sunday as'he thought back on the episode and he said "I was not" j concerned ... "my status was good throughout.'* Agreeable Stale As for his observations on the triple-orbit flight itself, the 37-year old Navy officer said' weightlessness was an agreeable state that relieved his cumbersome space suit of its restrictive nature and made him more comfortable than when lying in bed. He described sunrise and sunset as the "most magnificent sight I will ever see'' and told of very successfully photographing it. He said he thought that from the moon, with the sun below the hori. zon, the "new earth" would appear as a bright blue ring in the sky. The Navy lieutenant commander disagreed with Marine Lt, Col. Glenn on the nature of the "fire- flies" both saw during their .orbital flights. Glenn thought they originated outside the capsule and were luminous. Carpenter thought they came from frost that collected on the capsule and broke off when he banged the 1 walls from the inside. Depth perception and visual acuity, he said, were the same as on earth. H% said he was able to make out four cloud layers at one time. He told of an unaccountable bit of "smoke" in his spacecraft which he thought amounted to '"two pounds" and smelled like hot c«pper. as it floated over his shoulder and then disappeared. Of the food he ate, he said, "the cookies crumbled and the candy melted."

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